Wine And Meat Pairings Done Correctly


You have arrived at a great restaurant. You have picked a delicious dish from the menu. The waiter hands you the wine list. There are so many options to choose from. How do you pick the best one for your meal? Let’s take a look at how to get right to it…

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Wine With Beef

We are often concerned with how to cook steak, i.e. rare, medium or well done. However, choosing the right wine is just as important. Your wine of choice all depends on the type of beef you are going to have. If you are tucking into a fatty cut of beef, such as skirt steak or filet mignon, then you should go for a bold red wine, like Napa Cabernet or Barolo. If you’ve chosen a dish with a lean cut of beef, such as sirloin, you should go for a light or medium-bodied red wine. For the best Mexican beef dishes, book your group or private dining at Barrio Queen and try their Alambre Beef Tacos!

Wine With Lamb

When compared with beef, lamb is a lot more delicate in flavour and thus your choice of wine also needs to be lighter and more delicate, otherwise, it will overpower the flavour of the meat. Petit Verdot or Malbec will work really well. 

Wine With Veal

Veal is a type of meat that goes well with red and white wine. It all depends on how you are going to enjoy the meat. If you are having veal chops Pinot Noir or Chianti Classico goes well. Cotes du Rhone works beautifully with a veal stew, whilst Chardonnay is ideal for breaded veal cutlets. 

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Wine With Duck

Duck tends to be suited to acidic wine, as the sharpness will cut through the fattiness of the meat. Most people tend to pair duck with Pinot Noir. This is a great option, but there are other wines you can go for, like Chianti, Barolo and Merlot. 

Wine With Pork

Finally, last on the list of how to pair wine and meat is how to pair wine with pork. The great thing about pork is that it goes well with both white and red wine. White wine, such as Chenin Blanc, goes especially well with roast or grilled pork. However, if you’re going to eat barbecued pork, a jammy red wine will go well, such as a Chilean Merlot or Australian Cabernet-Shiraz. 

Hopefully, you now have a better idea regarding the type of wine that you should pair with your meat. If you follow the advice that has been provided above, you are going to find it a lot easier to make a delicious meal or even to get enjoyment from your own meal next time you go to a restaurant. Of course, knowing what wine to buy is one thing but you still need to make sure that it is a high-quality version too.

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